About Us

As a foremost non-profit, socio-cultural and educational organization, Priyadarshni Academy was started with the motto ‘Service to Humanity is the Best Work of Life’. It was founded in 1984 by Mr. Nanik Rupani, in association with a group of like-minded individuals. It functions under the adept leadership of Founder & Chairman Emeritus Mr. Nanik Rupani and Chairman Dr. Niranjan Hiranandani. With remarkable achievements the Academy has surpassed its goals and won many hearts year after year.

Glittering Global Awards Program

The momentous Global Awards Program is a signature event of the Academy. Aptly nicknamed ‘Asia’s Nobel Prize’, the globally acclaimed Priyadarshni Academy Awards are conferred on dignitaries of both national and international repute for exceptional contributions in their fields of work. To name a few - Business Leadership, Environment Conservation, Humanitarian Work, Corporate Social Responsibility, Science and Technology, etc.

Strikingly Memorable Parliament Ceremony

August 20, 1993, the 49th birth anniversary of Late Shri Rajiv Gandhi, former Prime Minister of India, was a momentous day for Priyadarshni Academy. Chairman Nanik Rupani had the exclusive distinction and honor of presenting a life-size portrait of Shri Rajiv Gandhi to Shri Shivraj Patil, Speaker of the Lok Sabha, for installation in the Central Hall of Parliament, New Delhi.

Supportive Educational Scholarships For The Needy

Helping the deprived overcome financial obstacles, Priyadarshni Academy offers educational scholarships to deserving bright students for pursuing dream careers in Medicine, Engineering, IT, Education, etc.

Honouring Literary Talent in Indian Languages

Priyadarshni Academy applauds handpicked Indian authors for their exceptional creations, giving recognition to works in languages like Hindi, Sindhi, Marathi and Gujarati, to promote and increase awareness of the leading languages of India. A cash award of Rs 25,000 each is given to the winning authors, along with a gleaming trophy from the Academy.

National Integration through Dance and Music

Priyadarshni Academy strongly believes in fostering national harmony, upholding the rich cultural heritage & revered Indian traditions that have come down through ages. The Indian fine and classical performing arts are given a tremendous boost by the Academy’s organized concerts – a platform to bring out the best from gifted classical musicians & dancers. Many of the budding artists who performed at the Academy are now well-known names in classical dance and music.

Distinctive Publications – Presenting Indian Wisdom to the World

The Academy is also committed to promoting the brilliance of ancient Indian wisdom to an international audience through the publication of books. The immense popularity of its special publication “Kautilya’s Arthashastra: The Way of Financial Management and Economic Governance,” led to the book getting translated into a good number of foreign and Indian languages, and the book has been truly inspirational to leaders of various states and nations.